In case you haven’t noticed, Charlie Sheen is crazay! No, really. He’s a nutjob. According to Dr. Drew Pinsky, Charlie Sheen shows symptoms of hypomania, a serious mental disorder. What is hypomania, you ask? Find out below.
Wait, so Charlie Sheen isn’t a rockstar from Mars with the blood of a jungle cat running through his veins? No. In fact, the winningest man in Hollywood might not be such a winner — because according to Dr. Drew, he’s losing… his mind.
In a VH1 special airing tonight, Dr. Drew Pinksy, addiction specialist and therapist to the stars, delves into the Two and a Half Men star’s troubled life — and what he believes to be Sheen’s serious mental illness. We know what you’re thinking: Charlie Sheen… crazy? Nooooo. But there might be a word for Sheen’s brand of kook — and no, it’s not “winning.”
Pinsky says that Sheen’s exhibiting signs of “hypomania,” a symptom of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Hypomania is characterized by delusions of grandeur, euphoria, irritability, extreme creativity, drive for success (uh-hem… winning…) and reduced need for sleep.
Does it include a proclivity to say really creepy things to the media? We’ll have to find out tonight on VH1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.